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Photo of James W. Carras James Carras Assistant Development Director, Major Gifts

James W. Carras serves as Assistant Director, Major Gifts, at the College of Engineering, where he creates meaningful relationships with college’s alumni, parents, and friends.

James has five years of experience working in non-profit organizations, with backgrounds in journalism, public policy, community organizing, and fundraising. James previously worked as Development Director in the University of Miami’s Office of Annual Giving, where he traveled the country meeting The U’s most loyal and accomplished alumni.…

Photo of Lisa Merritt Lisa Merritt Executive Director, Major Gifts
(305) 284-1563

Lisa Merritt has more than 10 years of experience in strategizing organizational business development growth. She has been with UM’s School of Architecture for more than a year, where she developed strategic fundraising plans for chair and scholarship endowments, as well capital renovations. Before joining UM, Merritt was the director of development at Florida International University’s College of Communications, Architecture + The Arts.…

Photo of Bronwyn Mills Bronwyn Mills Donor Relations Manager
(305) 284-1068

Bronwyn Mills serves as the donor relations manager for the College of Engineering where she cultivates, stewards and grows relationships between the College of Engineering and its donors, alumni, parents and friends.

Before entering the field of higher education, Bronwyn worked at Knight Ridder for 16 years, supporting executive staff, managing the corporate records program and as a loaned executive to the United Way of Miami-Dade.…

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